About NJ Connect for Recovery
Opiate addiction has been recognized as an epidemic in New Jersey. In 2013 alone, there were 557 deaths* due to overdose as well as more than 33,000 Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions** attributed primarily to heroin and other opiates.
If you believe that you have a problem with addiction to heroin or prescription painkillers please call us.
The NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line is a free, confidential service. It is a safe, nonjudgmental place where you can get support and assistance from professional staff members regarding substance use issues. (The Call Line also offers a peer warmline service for family members or friends who are concerned with the substance use of a loved one.)
Asking for assistance is important and hard. Our staff provides support that can help you.
Our Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADCs) are specially trained to help you examine personal situations and explore the issues involved. This includes offering guidance and honest discussion to callers who may not be sure that they have a problem. They have the knowledge and expertise to help you create and develop personal relapse prevention plans, as well as identifying triggers to use and dealing with cravings. They can also provide you with real time information on how to gain treatment for opioid addiction.
The support does not stop at the end of the first call. Staff will offer you a follow-up call to check-in and provide ongoing support.
About NJ Connect for Recovery
Calls are answered live weekdays 10 a.m.to 8 p.m., weekends 5 p.m.to 10 p.m. Multilingual and TTY services are available.
About our Family Support Groups
The entire family is affected when addiction is present. People coping with substance use disorders need intervention and services. Loved ones who care for them may be scared or confused and often don’t know where to go for support and guidance. The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s (MHANJ’s) NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line is offering free Support and Education Groups that can help. Each group is facilitated by a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor or a Family Peer Specialist who is familiar with the effects of addiction on the family as well as the New Jersey system of care. These sessions provide a safe, non-judgmental environment offering proven, helpful strategies, about addressing addiction and recovery. Participants may also benefit from guidance and group support.
These community support and education opportunities are being funded through a grant from the Community Foundation of New Jersey.
Sessions are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the MHANJ in Union County, 2333 Morris Ave., Building C, Suites 206 & 208, Union, NJ. R.S.V.P. is requested. For more information or to R.S.V.P., please contact Pam Taylor at email@example.com or 855-652-3737. See below for dates and topics.
Topics for Upcoming Sessions
In March the main focus of our groups is the disease aspect of addiction.